A Simple Plan For Investigating Equipment

How to Choose a Plastics Granulator: A Guide Granulation and reduction of size keeps increasing in significance every day. And a granulator is a machine that cuts and reduces the size of scrap plastic into smaller granules for easier management. The resultant granules may later be harnessed for other plastic-based objectives or offered in the open market for purchase. When shopping for a granulator, you need to choose the right machine to ensure efficient management of the costs of materials, help deliver recycled content, and boost the bottom line. Below are a few important points to assess when picking a granulator for cutting scrap plastics:
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Understand Your Application
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The first thing that should come to your mind when selecting the appropriate granulating machine is your intended application. Firstly, define the material in relation to the amount of it you need granulated to size and the bulkiness of the scrap parts. The physical size and form of the parts are critical to identify. Next, turn to the material itself. Different materials don’t have the same reactions; for example PVC and glass filled polymers have different characteristics from polypropylene. And when you’re utilizing a number of feed streams, it is important to assign them percentages. When you’re handling roughly 95% sprues and runners in addition to the sporadic purgings, it’ll be more effective to have a solution for your sprues and runners while allocating another system for the purge. In the world of granulation, it’s impossible to find an perfectly all in one machine, and the use of one solution for all materials can lead to operational inefficiency as well as additional costs over the long term. Having said that, consideration of all essential elements of your application and materials proves important in the selection of the right rotor type, chamber size, and horsepower capacity needed to deliver superior results. Consideration of Granulator Parts The rotor is one of the most important granulator parts to consider when buying your machine. If dealing with thin walled fragments, pick an open rotor. Flow of materials is optimized with an open design. A closed rotor is ideal for large, thick scraps, and a staggered design, which supports more cuts per revolution, is a compromise between the other two designs. You could also take into account the workings between the fly knife and the bed knife as that can impact on horsepower specifications. Counterbalancing the two knives generates a scissor cut. You could select a machine with two bed knives, or prefer one with three or four for improved cutting action. Similarly, don’t forget chamber size and shape as these have a bearing on the extent of cut the knives can deliver with each action.